K-CycleTM: Our free commercial recycling program

While Keurig® K-Cup® pods were designed to be recycled in 3 easy steps through local recycling programs, K-CycleTM is tailored to your specific business needs. You collect the brewed Keurig® K-Cup® pods - no need to empty and peel the lid off - and place them in the designated bin. We then handle the pickup, making sure that your used Keurig® K-Cup® pods are effectively diverted and that the plastic is recycled.

Offering this program to our customers for free was important to us because we wanted to acknowledge that certain commercial clients have specific needs that require alternative solutions, and we're determined to offer them a tailored recycling solution.

Partake in K-CycleTM, a sustainable solution, at no extra charge.

Some restrictions apply. Reach out to your Van Houtte Coffee Services representative to see if your organization qualifies for this free program.
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The value of recycling

#5 plastic is a high-value, versatile material that can be recycled and find a second life. Recycling Keurig® K-Cup® pods through the K-CycleTM program extends their lifespan and helps reduce waste and the use of new materials.

It’s a sustainable option that’s in line with the circular economy. It ensures that as many pods as possible are effectively recycled to their fullest value and reintroduced on the market.

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Bringing K-CycleTM to the in-room experience

Your guests can also get in on the K-CycleTM action! We carry countertop bins for our participating hotel clients that wish to provide a way to easily dispose of used K-Cup® pods and keep rooms tidy. For housekeeping services, it makes for an eco-convenient solution when it comes time to collect the pods. On our end, we then handle the pickup and ensure the pods get properly recycled.

For more information, contact us.

Answering your questions on Keurig® K-Cup® pods recyclability

#5 plastic is a valuable and in-demand material recyclers actually want to recycle. By collecting Keurig® K-Cup® pods only, you help reduce the risk of contamination and ensure that our pods will be effectively recycled to their fullest value.
Keurig® K-Cup® pods made from #5 plastic are easily identifiable thanks to the on-pack recycling instructions and to the #5 resin identification code that appears on the bottom of the pod itself.
Components are separated, coffee grounds are composted and the pods are transformed to recycled plastic to find a second life in the objects of tomorrow.
*Check with your local recycling facility for updated information.
† Some conditions apply. Check with your representative if you qualify for this free program.